Crystal previews 2015 world cruise, launches incentive


Crystal Cruises has become the first luxury cruise line to unveil details of its 2015 World Cruise.

Announced far before other lines, Crystal revealed the Crystal Serenity itinerary will cover 108 days split into six segments. The six available sectors are:  Miami to Callao/Lima (16 days); Callao/Lima to Auckland (19 days); Auckland to Perth (21 days); Perth to Cape Town (21 days); Cape Town to Rio de Janeiro (15 days) and Rio de Janeiro to Miami (16 days).

The ship will traverse Central and South America, South Pacific, New Zealand, Australia, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, South Africa and the Caribbean. Additional itinerary highlights include maiden calls in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic; Albany, Australia; Ambodifotra and Taolagnaro, Madagascar; Richards Bay, South Africa and stops at Easter Island, the Cook Islands, Wellington, Sydney Melbourne, Reunion Island, Buenos Aires, Cartagena, Turks and Caicos and more. The full itinerary will be posted on its website by mid July.

In addition the line released its 2013 Worldwide Cruise Atlas this week with a new travel agent incentive.

In the scheme, any UK travel agent booking a ‘New to Crystal’ client on any 2013 or 2014 sailing between now and 10 August 2012 will earn a £200 Marks and Spencer voucher. ‘New to Crystal’ means all clients on the booking not having travelled with Crystal Cruises in the past 36 months.

Agents can make as many bookings as they like with each new booking earning the additional voucher. A bonus £200 in vouchers will apply for any agent making five new bookings covered by this promotion.

Meanwhile, Crystal has linked up with Magic Castle in Hollywood to offer magic shows at sea.  The shows will begin aboard the Crystal Symphony on 23 July and Crystal Serenity on 6 August.

Private magicians club Magic Castle will perform show to an audience of just 20 guests to ensure up-close view of the tricks. The link-up will also offer complimentary classes for adults, magic enrichment classes and special childrens shows on select cruises. The magic shows will be available on 13 Europe cruises in 2012 and every voyage in 2013.

The magic shows on Crystal will be “invitation only” performances with advance tickets available at the ship’s libraries. There will be multiple half hour performances on several nights each cruise. The onboard tickets can also be used at Magic Castle in Hollywood.


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